Foundation Unit

Welcome to the Holyport Foundation Stage Unit


Meet the team;

Miss Sharp - FSU Class Teacher

Mrs Abbott and Mrs Herridge - Support Staff





We have had some very exciting building work take place in our outside area. As a result of winning a development bid, we have been able to build a new sand pit area, a mud kitchen, a stage and performance area and a literacy shed. We are thrilled with the results and look forward to seeing the children engage with the new resources. We do ask that for the children to use the mud kitchen and the sand pit they will need wellington boots. These will need to be named and can be left at school in the wellington holder outside of Donaldson classroom. 


Look out for an email from Tapestry. Tapestry is our online learning journal. I have been busy setting up the children's portfolios and parent access. You will receive an email asking you to set up a user account and password. Please follow the link and instructions within the email. If you have not received the email please check with a member of FSU staff that the email address we have for you is correct.  


Keep an eye on our Communication board for messages affecting reception and nursery. We update our website weekly and the school office will email you newsletters, letters and other communications. 


Any queries please find a member of staff. We look forward to an exciting and fun packed term!


Miss Sharp


Tapestry Instructions

What are we learning?


Personal Social Emotional Development

  • Exploring friendships
  • Settling in and transition to the setting
  • Keeping safe and healthy 


Communication Language and Literacy

  • Listening attentively in a range of situations
  • Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussions
  • Using talk to organise, sequence, and clarify thinking, ideas, experiences, and events
  • Responding to "how" and "why" questions
  • Providing explanations



  • Writing our name
  • The phonics sounds; s, a, t, p, i, n, d, g, o, m, c, k, ck



  • Counting 
  • Number formation
  • 2D and 3D shape names and properties
  • Patterns and repeating patterns
  • Measures using non-standard units


Physical Development

  • Holding a pencil correctly
  • Letter formations
  • Writing numbers
  • To handle tools and malleable materials safely and with increasing control 


Understanding of the World

  • Investigating the seasons
  • Investigating changes in ourselves as we grow, learn and develop


Exploring and Using Media and Materials

  • Using tools appropriately and safely 
  • Constructing with materials and boxes
  • Using a variety of materials to achieve a planned effect


Many thanks for your support

The Foundation Team 

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